Are you a damaged human being? What are your ailments? Constant headaches, low energy, aches, pains, tense muscles, or are you nervous with cold and sweaty palms? Are you walking around with a clenched jaw? Do you grind your teeth? Are you suffering from heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, ulcers with violent outbursts of anger? Do you have a mental health problem, eating disorders, or are you losing weight? Then, you might be worn out by the demands of the world.
You might suffer from a lack of appetite, hooked on alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes. Maybe, you are pacing the floor, fidgeting at home, and work. But however you can’t seem to settle down. Because of your behavior you’re unable to marshal your thoughts, and focus at work. You might be afflicted with a chronic disease like diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic renal failure, or congested heart failure. These could well be signs that you are burnout, bored, emotionally spent, and unappreciated.
Other symptoms showing that you are worn out, are when you aren’t sleeping well at night, have no sexual drive, and fears going to work. These afflictions could well be because of the rat race you are caught up in. Constantly popping pills, and suffering from infections, you’re unable to keep away from the doctors because of stress.
Do you have a competitive spirit? That’s what the world taught you from childhood. “Be the best you can. The sky is the limit.” That was how you were coerced in joining the bandwagon of competitors. Now you’re in overdrive, working 16 hours per day, hooked on technological devices, and you can’t find time to read a book. Being overweight, having bad eating habits, and physical activities aren’t a part of your daily routine. You fail to take the warning from a quotation anthologist Terri Guillemets (b. 1973), who said, “If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.” Now, you are paying the price.
A British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) wrote, “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” You’ve always felt this way. Yet, you didn’t realize there was a price to pay with keeping up with the Jones’s. Now your life is in disarray it’s time for you to slow down and smell the roses.
The first step is seeing your doctor for treatment. Take your medication as prescribed, and follow his or her instructions. Maybe, you should have counseling, but remember not to keep God, Allah, Brahma, or Dao out of the picture. Pray. The Divine Force will provide you with grace. Then, you’ll find the righteousness that brings peace, love, joy, and hope. It isn’t that you’ll no longer have problems, but with this spiritual grounding this divinity will protect you.
It isn’t that you won’t become ill, but through grace you’ll put illness in its proper perspective. Believers suffer. Some suffer willingly for redemptive purposes. Others have prayed for healing and were healed. It’s important in your spiritual walk to bring all things, good and bad before this Eternal Essence. Then, your life will be blessed. In our own way people are all talented. So heed this advice for your well-being.